Pioneers of Percussion

Joby Burgess, the “insanely talented British percussionist” (Chicago Classical Music) presents Pioneers of Percussion, a solo recital programme of new commissions and pioneering works, from the most innovative and creative composers of the 20th Century.

The 9ft tall Capone-era aluminium harp, a typewriter, a giant steel sheet, loop pedals, soda bottles, graphic scores, electronics and video all feature in this revelatory programme from one of contemporary classical’s leading lights.

One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess is best known for his virtuosic, often lissom performances, daring collaborations, extensive education work, and regularly appears throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Both in the studio and on the road Joby Burgess works with artists including Peter Gabriel, Will Gregory, Dario Marianelli, Max Richter, Pete Tong and Eric Whitacre.

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